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101 Creative Commons MORU Students Studentships at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand Stije Leopold, Stuart Blacksell, Sharanjeet Atwal, Viriya Hantrakun 13 Jun 2017
102 The Remedy: Introduction In this short podcast, Naomi Richman introduces the series, 'The Remedy' by offering some history and context to contemporary discussions about health and healing. Naomi Richman 08 May 2017
103 Statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases Ewan Cameron and Sam Bhatt from the Nuffield Department of Population Health discuss statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases. Ewan Cameron, Sam Bhatt 28 Apr 2017
104 Creative Commons Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist (Exeter College, 1946) Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. Roger Bannister 28 Apr 2017
105 Germs Revisited On Thursday 16 March 2017, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown gave a talk with Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) on the subject of Germs Revisited. Emilie Taylor-Brown, Jamie Lorimer, Nicola Fawcett, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 25 Apr 2017
106 Professor Trish Greenhalgh Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Kamal R. Mahtani in conversation in the third episode of Trust The Evidence. Kamal R. Mahtani, Trish Greenhalgh 20 Apr 2017
107 Dr Fiona Godlee Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ). Fiona Godlee, Carl Heneghan 05 Apr 2017
108 Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic Melissa Bedard explains the body’s lack of an immune response to cancer cells through an analogy with spy movies. Melissa Bedard 03 Apr 2017
109 Jam tomorrow? Prospects for the 'just about managing' in Britain In the Medical Sciences Division Litchfield Lecture 2017, he explores the prospects for the just about managing in Britain in light of Brexit. Martin McKee 23 Mar 2017
110 FRIGHT Friday - Gothic Horror: Medicine and Monsters Dr Andrew Papanikitas gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Andrew Papanikitas 12 Dec 2016
111 FRIGHT Friday - Fear and Flesh: Gothic Medicine Dr Barry Murname gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Barry Murname 12 Dec 2016
112 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
113 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
114 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
115 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what humanism can offer the sick. They discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
116 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Rev. Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. Starting by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick, they move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
117 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
118 Creative Commons Killing and dying This lecture asks what weapons people owned in Henry VIII's England and whether they knew how to use them, some of its evidence drawn from coroners' inquests into accidents with bows, guns and swords. Steven Gunn 12 Oct 2016
119 The Jenkin Lecture - Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, gives the 2016 annual Jenkin Lecture, on 17th September 2016. Constantin Coussios 21 Sep 2016
120 Creative Commons IDEAL and the FDA Regulation, Commissioning, HTA and Policy. Danica Marinac-Dabic 19 Sep 2016
121 Creative Commons Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley Dr Eric Sidebottom and Professor David Cranston talk about the story of penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) who was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Eric Sidebottom, David Cranston 01 Sep 2016
122 'Light' Part 3 - How does sunlight damage DNA? Once we've received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our DNA as we live and grow, and how do our cells repair damage? Catherine Green 03 Aug 2016
123 Big Data and Biomedical Research: Developments and Implications Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Green Templeton College 2016 lecture series on big data and biomedical research. Sir John Bell 28 Jul 2016
124 Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries. Lauren Kassell 30 Jun 2016
125 'Senses' Part 2 - Getting a feel for surgery How do you train surgeons to do complex surgeries? How do you measure a trainee's progress? How can you accurately simulate the look and feel of surgery? Patrick Garfjeld Roberts 29 Jun 2016
126 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
127 'Land, Sea and Air' Part 3 - What happens when we fly Oxygen levels are slightly lower when you fly on commercial airlines, so what effects does this have on people? Can it cause any problems? Thomas Smith 17 Jun 2016
128 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
129 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
130 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
131 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
132 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
133 'Learning' part 2 - Stimulating learning Can a little electrical stimulation help people learn quicker? And how would technology that does this be used? And why would you want to use this over medicines? Roi Cohen Kadosh 13 May 2016
134 What Makes You Tick? How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. Christopher James-Harvey, Stuart Peirson, Russell Foster 12 Apr 2016
135 Personalised Medicine - Joshua Hordern Dr Joshua Hordern discusses personalised medicine Joshua Hordern 06 Apr 2016
136 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
137 Creative Commons Intravenous anaesthesia on Turner's High Street Dr Alessia Pannese explores a painted documentation of a relatively little known event in Oxford local history: the first intravenous anaesthesia during this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday Alessia Pannese 09 Feb 2016
138 'Killers' part 1 - Mosquito genomes and malaria control Can studying Mosquito population genomes help to stop the spread of Malaria? Alistair Miles 15 Dec 2015
139 Creative Commons Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre (Magdalen, 1992) Dr Ben Goldacre – author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma – dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. Ben Goldacre 17 Nov 2015
140 Creative Commons Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials Clinical trials for vaccines: how they work and what's involved for volunteers. Sean Elias, Natalie Lella 19 Oct 2015
141 Creative Commons How clean is a clean room? Human vaccine manufacture The stringent processes that ensure new vaccines are clinic-ready Sean Elias, Emma Bolan 19 Oct 2015
142 Creative Commons Maladies and mice. Pre-clinical vaccine development Approaches used to target particularly tricky diseases to treat, such as malaria, HIV, Flu and TB. Sean Elias, Lynda Coughlan, Rachel Tanner 19 Oct 2015
143 Creative Commons Why vaccinate? The history and science of vaccination Vaccine origins, science behind how vaccines work and how outbreaks of diseases can occur if vaccination levels drop too low. Sean Elias 19 Oct 2015
144 Creative Commons Theorising with narrative: How careful analysis of stories can help us rise above the ontological desert of ‘behaviour change’ research Professor Trish Greenhalgh gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Trish Greenhalgh 05 Aug 2015
145 Battles for Benefits: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD Kiley Hunkler presents her Master's work on ‘Battles for Benefits’: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD'. Kiley Hunkler 22 Jun 2015
146 Archie Cochrane Lecture 2015: Malaria control - past, present and future Professor Nicholas John White, Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital gives the Archie Cochrane 2015 lecture. Nicholas John White 16 Jun 2015
147 Creative Commons Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
148 Creative Commons Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal. Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
149 Genomic Medicine - hype or hope? For the Inaugural Radcliffe Lecture 2014 Professor Hugh Watkins explores the success and limitations of genome sequencing in simple Mendelian diseases and in complex disorders, against the backdrop of his ground breaking research into heart disease. Hugh Watkins 13 Apr 2015
150 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
151 Creative Commons Oxford and the next-generation of mobile health David Clifton, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, gives a talk for Oxford Martin School. David Clifton 17 Feb 2015
152 Creative Commons Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years Dr John Frater, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections and Dr Ellie Barnes, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Ellie Barnes, John Frater 17 Feb 2015
153 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
154 Creative Commons Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century Professor Susan Lea, Professor Christoph Tang, Professor Jeffrey Almond and Dr Ian Feavers discuss strategies for vaccines for the 21st century. Susan Lea, Christoph Tang, Jeffrey Almond, Ian Feavers 17 Feb 2015
155 Creative Commons The history of the obesity epidemic Thorkild Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009 Thorkild Sørensen 01 Feb 2015
156 Can we starve tumours? Oxford Chemistry joins Cancer Research UK in the fight for the cure A film produced as part of the Oxford Open Doors 2014, reflecting on some of the exciting cancer research being undertaken in the Oxford Chemistry Department. With Professor Chris Schofield, Oxford University, and Charlotte Richards, Cancer Research UK. Chris Schofield, Charlotte Richards 16 Jan 2015
157 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 16 Dec 2014
158 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Filmed in April 2013 at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, and at the Wang Pa Free Clinic and the Mae La refugee camp, this video highlights SMRU's work among Karen and Myanmar refugees, living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Francis Nosten 16 Dec 2014
159 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie. Nick White, Nick Day, Francois Nosten, Direk Limmathurotsakul 16 Dec 2014
160 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
161 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
162 Creative Commons Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris: Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
163 Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series Bridget Ogilvie 10 Dec 2014
164 Creative Commons Ellie Barnes :The long road to success A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013 Ellie Barnes 10 Dec 2014
165 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey is the co-founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) Irene Tracey 10 Dec 2014
166 Rickettsial Disease Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
167 Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
168 Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
169 Creative Commons From inspiration to publication: bumps along the road (as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care) Dr Helen Ashdown is a GP and Clinical Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Helen Ashdown 03 Dec 2014
170 Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals Professor Peter Kornicki, emeritus professor, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies seminar series. Peter Kornicki 01 Dec 2014
171 McGovern Lecture 2014: John P McGovern and his Oxford Connection: A Biographer's Perspective Dr Bryant Boutwell, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston gives the 2014 McGovern Lecture at Green Templeton College Bryant Boutwell 12 Nov 2014
172 Part 4: A New Age of Drug Discovery You just have to step into your local chemist to see how far medicine has come over the past 100 years. Life changing drugs, which were once unthinkable – like antibiotics, insulin and the contraceptive pill – are now commonplace. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
173 Part 3: Advanced technology Just over a decade ago the face of British farming changed forever. A devastating outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease led to the enforced slaughter and incineration of over 10 million livestock across the country. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
174 Hilary Martin We've asked Hilary Martin from Australia why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Hilary Martin 28 Oct 2014
175 Xi Li We've asked Xi Li from China why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Xi Li 28 Oct 2014
176 Sarah Dixon-Clarke We've asked Sarah Dixon-Clarke from the UK why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Sarah Dixon-Clarke 28 Oct 2014
177 Min Sun We've asked Min Sun from China why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Min Sun 28 Oct 2014
178 In Her Footsteps - Ellie Williams Dr Mona Bafadhel interviews Dr Ellie Williams, a post-doctoral researcher in the Structural Genomics Consortium, about her career to date. Mona Bafadhel, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
179 In Her Footsteps - Mona Bafadhel Associate Professor Erika Mancini interviews Dr Mona Bafadhel, a Group Head in Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, about the highlights and challenges of having both a clinical and a research career. Erika Mancini, Mona Bafadhel 28 Oct 2014
180 In Her Footsteps - Erika Mancini Dr Ellie Williams interviews Associate Professor Erika Mancini, a Group Head in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, about her experiences as a woman in science. Erika Mancini, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
181 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
182 "Matters of Scale" Part 3 - Nanomedicine Dr Sonia Trigueros explains how she is using nanotechnologies to create targeted drug delivery systems. Chemotherapy is a particularly harmful treatment, with patients losing their hair and suffering from infections due to damage to their immune systems. Sonia Trigueros, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
183 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014
184 Challenges when working in an overseas environment Over several decades our researchers have carried out ground breaking work overseas, such as in East Africa and South-East Asia. Researchers based in Thailand talk about their experiences when working in stimulating and challenging environments. Daniel Paris, Nick Day, Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
185 Rickettsial Disease From his research centre in Bangkok, Dr Daniel Paris tells us about the challenges posed by Rickettsia to rural populations in South East Asia. Daniel Paris 02 Jul 2014
186 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand From his research group in Thailand, Dr Stuart Blacksell discusses improving the accuracy and the rapidity of tropical infection diagnosis in the field. Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
187 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in South East Asia From Mahidol University in Thailand, Professor Nick Day talks about rural populations in Thailand and the challenges they face when confronted with infectious diseases. Nick Day 02 Jul 2014
188 Imaging and Stimulating Brain Plasticity Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg gives her inaugural lecture as head of the Plasticity Group at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Heidi Johansen-Berg 12 May 2014
189 Creative Commons Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series. Bridget Ogilvie 11 Apr 2014
190 Creative Commons Ellie Barnes :The long road to success A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013. Ellie Barnes 11 Apr 2014
191 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey gives a passionate insight into her career and how she balances work and life. As she puts it 'A scientific career is not an easy one to choose: it’s tough and competitive'. Irene Tracey 08 Apr 2014
192 Creative Commons Assertive outreach in psychiatry Dr Thurston is a psychiatrist at Oxford who has worked in assertive outreach for many years. He discusses the benefits of assertive outreach and their place in modern psychiatry and gives an overview of how psychiatry has changed over the past 20 years. David Thurston 25 Mar 2014
193 Welcome to the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Short film introducing the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Anjali Hinch, Emma Davenport, Paolo Piazza, Mohammad Bahar 25 Feb 2014
194 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie. Nick White, Nick Day, Francois Nosten, Direk Limmathurotsakul 12 Feb 2014
195 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Filmed in April 2013 at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, and at the Wang Pa Free Clinic and the Mae La refugee camp, this video highlights SMRU's work among Karen and Myanmar refugees, living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Francis Nosten 12 Feb 2014
196 Lord Nuffield's Legacy to Oxford Dr Eric Sidebottom, Retired University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology, gives a lunch time talk to accompany the exhibition 'Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation'. Eric Sidebottom 07 Feb 2014
197 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 07 Feb 2014
198 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology Dr Sarah Waters (Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics) gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Sarah Waters 03 Feb 2014
199 Creative Commons Active and passive immunity to Influenza Professor Townsend tells us about lessons to be drawn from the history of immunology in Oxford, from 1979 onwards, until his current research on active and passive immunity to influenza. Alain Townsend 18 Dec 2013
200 Creative Commons A spirit of scientific rigour: Koch's postulates and 20th century medicine: GTC McGovern Lecture 2013 Professor Christoph Gradmann, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo gives the 2013 McGovern Lecture in the history of medicine Christoph Gradmann 10 Dec 2013